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Humboldt State University

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Attending HSU proved to be the best experience

Nov 19 2004English
Attending HSU proved to be the best experience of my life! I grew as a person and did get the intellectual stimulation I wanted from an educational experience. Because the approach to education is far from traditional, the faculty differed significantly but all held the same common theme of being close to the students and many even personally inviting students to their homes to continue the learning experience. The courses mostly utilized a hands on, direct practice approach where much group work and lecture combined for the ultimate experience. The fact that most faculty aim to "teach themselves out of a job" shows that they do care about how prepared you leave the school. Everything I learned translated into my work and continues to do so even today in my graduate experience. The laidback environment, green attitude toward natural resources, and the acceptance of all people are some of the unique aspects of the Humboldt experience. This is the type of place you either love or you hate. I never felt at a loss for things to do ranging from nature to a night life. There was so much more to do there in the small towns than in my big city of 310,000 people right now. The neighborhoods were safe and everybody calm and mellow as can be. There is no better sanctuary for a student than HSU because it provides the perfect environment for study and the weather can be quite fascinating. It seemed to cycle 2 days off three days on with rain, but remained mild to temperate year round. This place is one to consider despite the remoteness. The friendships you make will come and go, but no matter what you will continue to feel connected to your HSU classmates.
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: High School Teacher Preparedness: A Reputation: A+

Humboldt State is the perfect school for those

Jan 27 2004Education
Humboldt State is the perfect school for those that dislike the competitiveness of other more presitigious schools. I did my undergrad work as well as my initial graduate work here, and I plan to return next fall to obtain either my masters or administrative credential in education. My teaching credential program, however, didn't prepare me for teaching in the inner-city school that I'm currently teaching in. There's no way to replicate that type of environment in Humboldt, where the trees and ocean dominate instead of concrete. In retrospect, I don't think that ANY college program that focuses on theory and methods can prepare a teacher for the "real world," however.For anyone that is looking for a relaxed, beautiful campus out of the city, with open-minded students and helpful faculty, Humboldt is for you!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Teacher Preparedness: B- Reputation: B+

Humboldt State University is a beautiful campus

Apr 12 2003Psychology
Humboldt State University is a beautiful campus. There are lots, and lots of trees. The University is in a small weed centric city. A lot of people smoke the stuff here. Not many people talk about it but they do it. This place is probably the most liberal campus in the nation. If you are a conservative, republican, humboldt doesn't want you. People, though are accepting of ones views but mostly eevryone here has the same views about everything. The academics are alright. They are not hardcore, nor will you be stressing out every minute of everday. People here are not competitive and are willing to work with you. The teachers here are laid back and some will let you take exams over again if you failed the first time around. There is not much prestige with the univeristy but I do know they have a good natural science department. If your looking for recognition and challenging coursework definetley do not come here.
1st Year Male -- Class 2006
Individual Value: A+, Scholastic Success: D+


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